|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||CFD Modeling and Simulation in Materials Processing
||G-2: Improving Current Efficiency through Optimizing Electrolyte Flow in Zinc Electrowinning Cell
||Hongdan Wang, Wentang Xia, Wenqiang Yang, Bingzhi Ren
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
In zinc electrowinning process, electrolyte flow in the cell has an important influence on current efficiency. In this article, a 3D mathematical model has been developed and solved by ANSYS FLUENT software to study the flow field and residence time distribution (RTD) of the electrolyte in the zinc electrowinning cell. According to the RTD analytical theory, the influence of different feeding schemes on electrolyte flow pattern has been investigated, and the optimum feeding scheme was obtained. Zinc electrolytic experiments show current efficiency was increased significantly at the optimum feeding scheme.
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